The RSV blues2
February 2, 2017 by kruckr
Henry went home from school last Wednesday and Thursday with a fever. Saturday, he stopped drinking and having wet diapers so we knew it was time to head to the ER. Admissions are usually possible if not likely in these cases, and after he tested positive for RSV we knew he’d be there a couple days.
Now, a couple has turned into six. Each day we’re hoping to hear the D word (discharge), but his oxygen saturations have been in the 80s without oxygen.
In addition, Ella started coughing a few nights ago, and now she too has RSV. Luckily, the doc said she is what they call a “happy wheezer.” All her vitals look good, she’s just got the cough and has been spitting up more than usual from all the drainage.
This is the first Henry hospitalization since Ella was born. Thankfully, Aunt Laurie and Nancy were in town for Ella’s baptism Sunday because they were able to stay with him during the service. Since then, Dan and I have been like ships passing in the night going to and from the hospital trying to see both kids when we can.
I don’t know what we would do without the most amazing Godmother known to man Charlotte (see previous post). She has been the glue holding this family together! She’s been at the hospital everyday this week staying with Henry when we can’t, or so we can eat, shower, etc. She’s made every effort to keep him comfortable and happy and learn what he likes when he can’t communicate what it is he wants. We are forever grateful to have you in our lives.❤😻⚓️
I’m REALLY hoping we get to go home soon. Prayers for #hankthetank and #ellalorraine.
Ugh- I hate RSV! I am glad to hear you have such great support. That makes all the difference in the world. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope you get to go home soon.
We got to go home on the 4th. Thanks for your prayers!